Cromer skatepark reaches its £150,000 target

Just Regional
Sep 11, 2014 2 mins read

The Cromer Skate Park campaign has reached its fundraising target of £150,000.

The campaign, which has been working for some years towards providing a skate park for the young people of Cromer, has in the past few days issued a purchase order to Maverick, the specialist skate park development company that won the tender. It is anticipated that construction of the skate park according to the winning design should commence within the next two or three months.

The campaign has managed to clear the final hurdle thanks to an impressive £9,000 donation in early September from the J Davy Foundation, which supports registered charities working in many different fields including medical research, disability, the elderly, children, the disadvantaged, and the welfare of ex-servicemen.

We are of course thrilled to have received this very generous sum from the J Davy Foundation,’ says Committee member Jean Spruce, who was instrumental in obtaining the donation. ‘At long last, we have reached our fundraising target, so it’s full speed ahead with the development of the skate park.’

Sebastian Gasse, vice chair of the Cromer Skate Park campaign, is keen for the triumph to be seen less as a sprint finish, and more as the culmination of a marathon. ‘This success is the result of years of sustained effort, during which the committee has seen many changes of personnel. I believe it is important at this point to remember the efforts of our many past members, including Andrew Harrison-Robertshaw, Penny Gee and Ed Land, without whose efforts we would certainly not have been able to announce our victory today.’

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